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David Rowland for Howe - 4 very original metal "40/4" stackable steel wire chairs in the colour orange.

Lot reference 14424823

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1964, United States

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Four metal 40/4 industrial steel wire stackable chairs in the colour orange, designed by David Rowland in 1964. Manufactured by Howe in the year 1974.

The chair is called "40/4" because 40 chairs can be stacked up to a height of 4 feet. This chair was the first compact stackable chair, and is widely regarded as the golden standard of stackable chairs. Due to its unprecedented stacking possibilities, but also due to its seating comfort, durability, timelessness and elegance. Critics often refer to this chair for its unparalleled industrial sophistication and production method. The chair is frequently found in the top 10 of the best designer chairs from the 20th century.

Condition: Given the age of these chairs, which are over 40 years old, they are still in fairly good condition. They have signs of wear, the most significant ones were clearly photographed. Hardly any to no rust. Rust is quite common on these chairs when they reach a certain age. They have one or two small dents, not visible in the photos.
One chair is slightly bent, but that's only visible when all of the chairs are stacked. This chair moves slightly when touched. You won't notice it when you are sitting in the chair, and when all the chairs are placed next to each other, it is not visible.
All chairs have the original floor glides.
The chairs are heavy, due to the use of steel wire and metal seats; they have a combined weight of no less than 27 kg.
These materials also make them virtually indestructible and suitable to be used for many years to come.
Please see all photos to get a complete impression. Each chair was photographed separately, a pitch-black photo was placed in between the photos of the different chairs.

Seat depth: 440 mm.
Seat width: 425 mm.
Height of the backrest: 265 mm.
Width of the backrest: 463 mm.

Height of the chair: 765 mm.
Depth of the chair: 533 mm.
Width of the chair: 485 mm.
Combined weight of the 2 chairs: 12 kg.

Pick up is possible in Zeist (two days a week between 12:00 and 19:00) or in The Hague on the remaining days, depending on your preference. 

I deliver in the Randstad, including the entire province of Utrecht, excluding environmental zones of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht, for 35 cents per driven km, there and back, at a minimum fee of €25. Distance will be measured (whichever is shorter) from Zeist or The Hague.  On the route The Hague - Zeist (A12) you will pay the minimum fee of €25, plus the extra kilometres from the A12 and back to the A12.

Shipping is possible, but this is expensive, due to the weight (the parcel weighs over 30 kg), see the shipping costs.

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United States $309.28
Austria $122.97
Belgium $99.24
Bulgaria $122.97
Canada $309.28
Czech Republic $122.97
Denmark $122.97
France $122.97
Germany $117.88
Ireland $122.97
Italy $122.97
Luxembourg $105.45
Netherlands $99.24
Norway $173.77
Poland $111.67
Portugal $122.97
Romania $122.97
Slovak Republic $122.97
Spain $122.97
Sweden $147.81
Switzerland $160.23
Ukraine $172.65
United Kingdom $122.97
Rest of Europe $247.18
Anywhere else $495.60

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You can pick up this lot from the seller: ZEIST of DEN HAAG (Utrecht / Zuid Holland), Netherlands.

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